Giving Tree

Dec. 12, 13 & 16, 2020 (gifts due back) – Each Advent, our parishioners are asked to help those who are less fortunate by anonymously purchasing gifts for them for Christmas. To help you help them, we contact some local organizations and ask what they need. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that we need to change how we collect items for the needy this year. Instead of a tree with labels to pick from, we are instead asking you to look over the below lists and select gifts to purchase.

Drop off your gifts in the Parish Hall

Collection this year will also be different from previous years due to COVID restrictions. Instead of dropping off in the lower church, we ask that you drop off your unwrapped gifts in the parish hall on the below dates:

  • After all Masses the weekend of Dec. 12th and 13th
  • Between 6–7pm in the hall on Wednesday Dec. 16th

** Please Donate only NEW items! **

This year’s Giving Tree charities are:

Mary’s Center
A Catholic Pregnancy Center in Maryland serving Glen Burnie, Hagerstown, and surrounding areas. Items needed are:

  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Diapers (need large sizes)
  • Car Seats
  • Baby Onsies
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby bottles (please donate only NEW items)

Little Sisters of the Poor
A Christian organization providing assistance in the areas of court-ordered evictions, utility shut-off notices, fuel, medications, special emergency situations, budget counseling, pastoral counseling, shopping assistance, referrals, intervention programs for battered persons, and homeless programs. Items needed are:

  • Walmart Gift Card
  • Donation

Happy Helpers for the Homeless
An all-volunteer organization bringing love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty-stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather and including holidays. Items needed are:

  • Book bags
  • Men’s Sweatshirts (all sizes)
  • Men’s sweatpants (all sizes)
  • Women’s sweatshirts (all sizes)
  • Women’s sweatpants (all sizes)
  • Board games
  • Heavy duty gloves/hats/scarves (for men, women, kids)

Holden Hall
A Catholic Charities long-term housing program for 14 formerly homeless, disabled men. We also provide counseling, life and social skills training, and financial management training.

  • Black men’s Nike high-top sneakers (size 10.5)
  • Black Hoodie sweatshirt, size LG
  • pair of blue jeans, size 32/30
  • Hoodie Sweatshirt, size LG
  • Black Nike high-top sneakers or boots, size 12
  • Gray Hoodie Sweatshirt, size 2X
  • Black Boots, size 8.5
  • Sheet sets with blanket, Twin size
  • Sheet sets with blanket, Full size
  • Rain Coat with hood, size Med
  • Pair of men’s gloves
  • Blue or black insulated work overall, size 3X
  • Grey or black Sweatshirt Hoodie, size LG
  • Long johns underwear, size LG
  • Socks
  • Blue jeans, size 32/32
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Set of dishes